Vampire Diaries: Ian Somerhalder to Direct Season 6 Episode

Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder to Direct

Ian Somerhalder is following in the footsteps of his Vampire Diaries costar Paul Wesley.

The man behind Damon Salvatore will make his directorial debut with Episode 16 of Season 6, “The Downward Spiral,” Somerhalder announced on his Instagram.

“Thank you to all involved in the decision-making process for giving me the opportunity to do this,” the actor wrote. “I am so grateful. I’ll do my very verry very best not to screw it up.”

His castmate Wesley has helmed two episodes, Season 5’s “Resident Evil” and the upcoming hour “Woke Up With a Monster.”